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These are answers to frequently asked questions about fire, water, wind restoration and mold remediation. If you have a question we have not covered here, please give us a call at 954.426.9494 because we want our customers to know what restoration is all about. Each of these incidents is stressful and requires immediate attention and remember — Florida State Restoration Services is available 24/7 for emergency water extraction.


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  • 1. What are molds? Open or Close

    Molds are microscopic organisms that digest organic matter. Molds are a type of fungi that reproduce by releasing spores. There are over 100,000 species of molds. Molds have a useful purpose in nature by helping to break down and decompose plant debris like leaves and wood. Mold in your home is a problem because they attack organic materials such as books, paper, photographs, cloth, leather, drywall and of course wood. They are not directly harmful to healthy people, see #3 for exceptions.

  • 2. What makes mold grow in my home? Open or Close

    The tiny mold spores are a natural part of the air entering your home. Because of that homes can have a normal fungal ecology. There is no way to get rid of all mold spores and mold. The mold spores grow where there is moisture and start their digesting and destroying function. When there is lots of moisture mold grows best. A roof leak, high humidity, plumbing leak or flood will escalate the mold growing process which is why water extraction within 24 hours of an incident is critical.

  • 3. How will mold affect my health? Open or Close

    Healthy people are not harmed by most molds. However, if a person has allergies or asthma, they may be more sensitive to molds. Some symptoms of mold effects are a runny nose, nasal congestion, skin rash, cough, difficulty breathing, eye irritation, and skin rash. Toxins are produced by a small number of molds. High levels of mold toxins can cause fatigue, nausea, headaches, and irritation to the lungs and eyes. Consult your physician if you or your family members have health issues that you suspect are caused by exposure to mold.

  • 4. What are the signs of a mold problem? Open or Close

    Mold creates a “musty” odor and can be seen as small black or white specks along your damp bathroom or kitchen walls. Often growing mold is hidden behind drywall or ceiling tiles. Health problems can be caused by dead and dry mold so if you suspect mold call Florida State Restoration Services to remedy it.

  • 5. Where is mold most often found? Open or Close

    When water from flooding or plumbing leaks has damaged walls, floors and furniture, mold will thrive. Warm moist air condensing on cooler wall surfaces is a great condition for mold growth. Mold can be found in closets where articles are stored against walls, and behind dressers. Rooms with humidity and high water usages, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms, offer good conditions for mold growth.

  • 6. Is mold covered by property insurance? Open or Close

    A standard “Mold Endorsement” is included in most homeowner’s insurance policies. The coverage is usually limited to $10,000.00. Of course coverage varies from company to company. Some companies will pay up to $10,000.00 when mold is present, regardless of a “covered loss” while others require a “covered loss”.

  • 7. Does Insurance coverage treat mold repairs separate from repairing water damage? Open or Close

    Mold repairs are considered Mold Remediation, which is the process of hygienically containing, removing and disposing of mold-contaminated building materials. Florida State Restoration Services has a team of certified remediation specialists who follow standard guidelines set up by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration. When the remediation process is complete, our team proceeds with the rebuilding process by reconstructing the building materials that were removed and damaged due to mold or the water damage. Typically, the insurance company requires two separate estimates. One for the remediation damages and one to rebuild the damages.

  • 8. Is Emergency Service work for water damage covered by Insurance? Open or Close

    Yes. If Emergency Service work is required an estimate will cover the water removal and drying only. This estimate is separate (different) from remediation and rebuilding.  Emergency service consists of extracting the standing water from exposed flooring, extracting water from flooring coverings, then placing blowers in an attempt to save the floor covering from replacement. Additionally, dehumidifiers are placed in water concentrated areas to restore moisture parameters back to normal and impeding any future mold growth.

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Telephone: 954.426.9494
Email: info@fsrestorations.com

1862 N.W. 21st Street
Pompano, Florida 33069

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